The Best Time of Year to Get Married in Queenstown
Every season is spectacular in Queenstown, from long golden summer evenings to crisp winter days there’s always a beautiful setting for your wedding. Choose the season that speaks to your soul with our guide to the Queenstown year.
Spring starts in September. The days get longer and warmer and the cherry blossom matches the snow on the mountains. Spring blooms abound for bouquets and gardens are bursting with flowers.
Warm Summer Breezes
Hot summer days flow into long sunlit evenings. The wild thyme is blooming in the mountains, apricots are ripening, and the skylarks are singing. This is the busiest time of year for weddings.
Golden Autumn Light
The grapes are harvested, the autumn colours are like fire in the hills and the rosehips turn scarlet around the mountain lakes. Days are warm and the light is low and gorgeous.
Alpine Winter Weddings
Snow falls on the mountains and the slopes fill with skiers. Mountain lodges light fires, and the scent of mulled wine fills the town at dusk. Crisp blue days and dramatic skies make for incredible photographs.
Pack for the Weather
We’re an alpine resort and evenings can get cool, so pack warm layers, waterproofs, and sturdy shoes, and you’ll be golden.
We’ve always got Plan B
In Queenstown, the sun shines often, but we’re high up in mountains on a small island in a vast ocean, so it can be four seasons in one day. Which is why our wedding planners, celebrants, and venues always have a great Plan B. Whatever the weather, we’re in this together, to make your wedding incredible.